When you’re living that city life but trying to pretend you live in the country. Best of both worlds? Looks like it to me!
Happy Sunday, lovelies! Hope all your brunch dreams are coming true! ✌️☕️🍳
The colors and the autumn light in Rome—I mean, what more is there to say? I’m still blown away. Even though the trip was challenging in a lot of ways, Rome seemed to understand and even try to make up for it by being extra charming. Some cities have that cool-kid aloof that draws us in, others just immediately feel like the calm welcome of family. Rome is definitely the latter. As for Paris, well, I’ll let you draw your own conclusions... 😋
Meanwhile, happy weekend my lovely wanderers!
Can you feel the spanish air?
Getting lost in the colourful alleyways of Lisbon. 🌈✨
Happy Friday! Here’s a compilation of cute animal pictures from South Africa 😍
How I miss my cute buddy 🐢
The terrace at @ellermanhousehotel
is breathtaking. With views over Cape Town, there may not be a better spot to sunbathe or sip on a glass of wine from Ellerman House’s INCREDIBLE wine cellar! Plus, this hotel is in close proximity to Camps Bay which is a super cool and ultra trendy beach community in Cape Town. & the perks I’m able to pass (daily breakfast, brandy tasting & a spa discount) along are just the cherry on top 😎
Could spend hours sitting on the rooftop terrace of @memmoalfama
with views over Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhood.
When it’s not even 815am and you KNOW what you want for lunch. C A R B O N A R A @piccolanw3
🙌🏻 of course.
The magic is in you ✨ 📍Paraty
“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone” Audrey Hepburn 💗
Rainy fall days are still charming with they’re framed with cappuccinos and camera-wanders.
I recently discovered that the plural of cappuccino is cappuccini—how cute is that? Guess I’m only ever going to order them by two or more from here on out. Twist my arm, why don’t ya? 😜 ☕️☕️
in Cape Town is COOL. The iron windows and concrete walls paired with the colorful, textured decor is one of the most stunning combinations I’ve ever seen. After my stop there, it’s clear why The Silo Hotel won the @virtuosoltd
award for best design 😍 this hotel is perfect for art enthusiasts and hip travelers!
checking off that autumn bucket list ☑️
“Create your own peace and live in it” r.h Sin
Close you eyes and make a wish ✨
📍Tórshavn (Faroe Islands) 🇫🇴
Seek peace and pursue it 🌿
A recent post by @deareverest
got me thinking about the forever evolving and shifting landscapes which surround us... and in particular, the landscape of the city in which I live, Paris. I have always loved history and when I first moved to Paris 5 years ago, I spent hours upon hours reading old books about the history of this Marvelous city. I know alooooot of facts about Paris! 🤓 For example, did you know that Le Louvre use to be bigger than it is today?!? I know right... hard to believe seeing as it is already immense. Le Palais des Tulleries stood between the two ends of the Louvre that give onto le Jardin des Tuileries (the left side is pictured here)... until 1871 when it was burnt down by the Paris Commune. There are many images online of Le Palais des Tuileries, so if you are anything like me and history is your thing, I suggest you google it... it will blow your mind. #historynerd
#lookdeeper #traveldeeper #parishistory #historyofparis
The sheer immensity of human achievement is beyond me sometimes, especially when coupled with our equally immense capacity for destruction.
Did you know that stones from the Colloseum were reappropriated to build many other buildings in Rome? It was easier to dismantle a masterpiece of human achievement than to make the trek to a quarry for new rock. Stunning, yes, but not so surprising; our species is perhaps best defined by our love for taking the easy way out.
Turns out, this blindness to the future is driven by the persistance of nature: what was once the need to conserve energy between unreliably spaced meals morphed into pure laziness over time. Now, we’re all standing by, watching the history of humanity roll down hill, gathering speed like a stray shopping cart somebody couldn’t be bothered to put back. Yep, that’s your evolutionary past cruising through the parking lot, smashing into somebody’s SUV. The plastic in the bin, the pollution in the street, the destructive tourism and the trash—that’s us, that’s our story.
Being in Rome has really made me acutely conscious that despite how far back we go, it really wasn’t so long ago that our way of living was totally different. This has given me some hope that maybe it can be again, we just have to find the energy to make it so.
Lately I’ve been trying to change how I consume, how I spend—replacing plastic with compostable products, steering away from other packaging that cant be recycled, looking into sustainable clothing (thanks @ulablocksage
for her great list), exploring more natural products for the house and body. It’s nothing huge but I’m trying, and I’d love to hear the little things you’ve done too. Sometimes it can feel daunting (and expensive!) to change our habits, so tell me, what changes have you accomplished that were easier than you thought? Hopefully I can implement them too! 🖤
Missing these gorgeous autumnal scenes.
When I travel, I love to pack as much in as possible! Sights, food, shopping, the list goes on. I need to remember it’s important to slow down and appreciate the moment. #mysimplepleasure
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I just want to run through this hallway in a big fancy gown, is that too much to ask? #marinaclairetravels
Ok. So I feel we need to point out that we were admiring this house (particularly in Autumn and particularly when their motor is in the drive) long before it became an Instagram phenomenon 💫 ps does anyone know who lives here?! #visithampstead #hampsteaddoor
This visit to Rome has me in love with Italy all over again. The history of this place is beyond anything I’ve seen, the people are so kind and the streets are just perfect for hours of wanders. I love how truly old cities look a little like collages; the haphazard juxtaposition of modern and classic really does something to the soul. This view in particular stopped me in my tracks—I’d already walked 11 miles but forgot all about my tired legs as soon as I saw it. .
In other news, I’ve been so happy discovering all your suggestions! Thank you so much!🖤
Если и жить в Питере - только тут🌆🌉🌌
Did you know that the skin of red grapes contains a powerful and natural antioxidant called Resveratrol... known for its anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory benefits! ❤️🍷❤️ #bottomsup
old chums! FYI Pinot Noir is particularly high is resveratrol due to the thick skins of the grapes used to make this delicious tipple 🌿 •
#redwine #resveratrol #skintreats #parisification
back in 🇺🇸 but left a piece of my heart in 🇿🇦 ... traveling to South Africa has been one of my most fun adventures yet, and I’d love to help you experience this incredible country! Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Deco garden of dreams 🌳
Did you know that Budapest was originally 2 cities? Buda is the quieter, classier side, on the hills with better views where Fisherman’s Bastion, Buda Castle and Gellert Baths are located. Pest is more vibrant and busier with ruin pubs and great restaurants, where the Parliament Building, Szencheny Baths and St. Stephen’s Basilica are located.
Thank you @Budapest_official
for showing us around your beautiful city!
Do you prefer the ‘quiet’ or the ‘fun’ side of the river? .
’s 4 lodges are in the “yesterday, today, tomorrow” theme with each representing one genre. Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge represents tomorrow which is apparent in its ultra modern and minimalistic design. This lodge is truly a piece of art!
Seeing hippos before breakfast means it was a good day, right?! 🙃 ... having a great ranger & tracker is KEY in Africa because they spot all the hard to find animals and make sure you view them safely (but still closely!). BPK knows the lodges where the rangers and trackers are A+++!
Olá Porto! Excited to explore a new city, especially one as pretty as this!
It’s been such a great week for mental health. We’re talking and listening. Still not enough but things have moved on so much it makes my heart sing and my eyes tear. This weekend ask someone you know how they REALLY are.... •
Tverot pēdējās vasaras dienas ⏳